Great Jacket Why the Hood?

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Anonymous from Missouri on Thursday, January 5, 2017
This is my second Ivanhoe layering piece, needless to say that if I didn't like the first I wouldn't have bought the second. This Geir jacket is a perfect under shell layering piece. The cut is trim and athletic. The thumbhole cuffs make it easy to put a shell over without bunching up the arms. Boiled wool is vastly superior to poly fleece, warmer and less 'smelly' after a day under GoreTex.
My only two real negative issues are the stowed nylon hood hidden in a zippered compartment in the hood. For me it's useless and another wad making my neck feel restricted with several layers on. My other issue is that in Sierra's description it doesn't tell you or show a photo that depicts the fact that the jacket is two toned. The lower panel of the back and the side panels are a dark shade of the front's color.
That being said it's still a 5 star jacket. My best heavy layering piece or as a top layer in milder weather.
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